Isata Kanneh-Mason wearing a long blue dress and gold hoop earings, reclining on a chaise longue
Credit David Venni
Classical Music

Isata Kanneh-Mason plays Beethoven

London Philharmonic Orchestra 2024/25 Season
Sat 23 Nov 2024, 19:30
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Weber Overture, Der Freischütz
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Martin Rajna conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Strange but true: they used to call Dvořák’s Eighth his ‘English’ symphony. Yet its lilting melodies and exuberant dance rhythms could hardly be more Czech – in fact, it’s hard to think of a composer who sounds more thoroughly at home, and loving it. Pure sunshine, in other words, and a gloriously tuneful climax to a concert that begins with Weber’s spine-tingling gothic fairytale.

In between: well, you can’t have missed the buzz around Isata Kanneh-Mason, and tonight this superb young British pianist joins guest conductor Martin Rajna for Beethoven’s fourth (and most personal) piano concerto. Pure poetry.

Pre-concert event

Brighton Dome Foyer | 6.45pm

Join us for a special free performance in the Brighton Dome Foyer, given by young musicians from Create Music, the music education hub for Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

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‘Her ability to perform this fiendishly difficult piece was stunning, to watch her hands was mesmerising’
– Bachtrack on Isata Kanneh-Mason's performance of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto